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Feb 23, 2013 5:30pm PST
's david wright is in vatican city for us tonight. >> reporter: good evening. tonight, the vatican used the strongest possible language to condemn the news coverage. saying it needs to defend the freedom of the college of cardinals to elect the next pope. the official communique from the holy see made the vatican press corps sound like people trying to rig a papal election. through the centuries, officials s say that the cardinals have faced many kinds of pressure to bend their decisions to a political end. >> today, there's an attempt to do this through public opinion. >> reporter: they have been railing for days about italian news reports claiming they know the contents of a classified internal investigation that the pope received in december. the italian reports without atr atribution, they say the real reason that benedict resigned was because the three investigating cardinals uncovered far more salacious comments. church officials steered the conversation away from the sexual abuse scandal. today in los angeles, cardinal roger mahony testified under oath about allegations that he a
ABC
Feb 23, 2013 6:00pm EST
frbefore a scandal. abc's david wright is in vatican city for us tonight. >> reporter: tonight the vatican used the strongest possible language to condemn the news coverage. saying it has to defend the freedom of cardinals. the official communique made the vatican press corps like people trying to rig an election. cardinals have faced many kinds of pressure to bend their decisions to a political end. >> today, there's an attempt to do this through public opinion. >> reporter: they have been railing for days about italian news reports claiming they know the contents of a classified report that the pope received. the real reason benedict resigned was because tit unveild a scandal. church officials steered the conversation away from the sexual abuse scandal. cardinal roger mahony testified under oath about that claim that he actively conceal it. he fled to mexico after mahony's top aide warned him that he would investigate. >> it's absolutely mind-boggling to me how this continues to go on and mahony should be jailed. >> reporter: voting in the conclave is a sacred duty, despite any worldly s
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